White grape variety: Fiano
The Fiano di Avellino DOCG is one of the best known wine denominations of Campania. The main grape is Fiano, present in the area since Roman times known for its elegant fruity and mineral notes. The name derives from the Latin apianum which means “vine loved by bees for its sweetness”
The territory is mainly hilly and has many forests which offer the necessary temperature changes for the vine to develop the beautiful acidity that distinguishes it. The yields are very low and there is great care of the vines. The wine is then aged in wood which gives it a long and elegant finish.
There are 4 areas where this wine is grown, each with their own characteristics: Lapio, Summonte, Montefredane and Est di Avellino
Lapio: these wines are rich in structure and have the uncommon qualities of acidity and minerality. The strong aromatic nature of this wines make it resemble real mountain wines of Northern Italy.
Summonte: This is a difficult terrain to work. The wines have fruity notes and are a little minerally.
Montefredane: These wines are grown on clay hills which enhance the mineral notes and also give the wine more longevity.
Est di Avellino cannot be identified with a single municipality as there are numerous centers involved in the wine production. Here the sandy soils give typical notes of toasted hazelnut with a smoky characteristic.
The best combinations with Fiano d’Avellino DOCG are fish dishes from the Amalfi coast or Mozzarella di Bufala DOP